If someone had been hurt during the hit and run, in addition to the criminal case, he or she would have a civil case against the hit and run driver for personal injuries (PI). Punitive damages might also be available in the civil case.
If you’re hurt in an accident, check with an attorney who concentrates in personal injury law. He/she can tell you your rights and other information that is important to your case. Most all personal injury attorneys do this first consultation for free.
Source: NBC29, “Crozet Man Charged with Eluding Police, Hit-and-Run After Chase,” April 17, 2013.
Tucker Griffin Barnes
Attorney at Law